It’s been awhile since I posted my thoughts to this blog. Life has been eventful, marvelous, challenging, and preoccupying to say the least. I ran into a somewhat new friend this past week while walking into a business luncheon, and she informed me that she just purchased this book called “Golfing In Heels” on Amazon recently written by none other than yours truly. Needless to say, she made my day! It’s been three years since I published my first book, and I do mean just the first. There a lot of notes, audio recordings, and journal entries that are floating around my head, phone, and desk that will someday become book number two.
My daughter was working on a homework assignment this evening, where she had to write about her favorite quote or scripture. She chose my favorite quote to share, which is
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I asked her what she thought it meant, and she wanted to know what I thought. I brought out two books for her to read excerpts from: “Mile Markers: 26.2 Reasons Why Women Run” – by Kristin Armstrong and my own book that tells the story of her bravery after sharing this quote many years ago. I then went on to tell her, after she read both passages, that we all have power way beyond what we think we have inside.
I have had the privilege to be surrounded by some pretty powerful people in my life that had their own set of challenges to overcome. Each and every day I am enamored by those small steps, and large hurdles that men and women overcome to reach their dreams. Power doesn’t have to be big, but it has to have endurance. As a sales person for pretty much my entire career, being told “no” is a daily occurrence. Having the confidence to go for the “yes” is power. Power to believe in what you are doing. Power to believe in yourself. Power to do the right thing, and be an example for others. Power, most importantly, is letting others have their power. We all need to have a voice, to be understood, and to grow into something bigger.
To wrap up this post, I want to say “thank you” to all of you power people who bring light and energy into my life each day. And, Kate White, thanks for reminding me this week that I love to write!